Computer simulation of ferroelastic phase transition in LaNbO4

K. Parlinski, Y. Hashi, S. Tsunekawa, Y. Kawazoe

研究成果: Article査読

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A model of lanthanum orthoniobate which possesses a ferroelastic tetragonal-monoclinic phase transition is proposed. It contains only one particle per unit cell, but it is constructed consistently with symmetry changes at the phase transition. The model parameters are chosen to reproduce the bare soft mode, degree of deformation of the tetragonal unit cell to a monoclinic one, and the phase transition temperature. The ferroelastic system with free boundary conditions was simulated by the molecular dynamics technique, and the second order phase transition was reproduced. The studied annealing process shows formation of the stripe lenticular domain pattern, which has been interrupted by the appearance of a temporary band of perpendicularly oriented lenticular domains. The maps contain W′-type domain walls whose orientations are fixed only by interplay of potential parameters and not by symmetry elements. The simulated domain pattern has the same features as those observed by transmission electron microscopy.

ジャーナルJournal of Materials Research
出版ステータスPublished - 1997 9月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学


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